Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Went along to the Watershed again last night - this time to see Duncan Jones’s film “Moon” (note: Jones is David Bowie’s son and formerly named Zowie Bowie!). It’s a very good film which evokes lots of parallels with “2001, A Space Odyssey” – with Kevin Spacey providing GERTY’s voice (ie. the robot) in lieu of 2001’s equivalent HAL character. Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has a three year contract to harvest Helium 3 from the moon for “Lunar”, a company that claims to hold the key to solving the earth’s energy crisis. He is the sole human superintendent of the mechanised moon-mine. It’s a film that explores the vast, lonely, silent reaches of outer space and the boredom of the daily routine. In the final days, his health begins to deteriorate…. sorry, it would wrong to tell you any more!
You need to see it yourself!
PS: Moira had to remind me that, if I took my bus pass, I’d be able to get concessionary rates!).

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